Hubbell was born in Coxsackie, Greene County, New York on August 13, 1815, the son of Nathan Hubbell and Edith (Mead) Hubbell. He was educated in Coxsackie and became a farmer and an active member of the Greene County and New York State Agricultural Societies. He was also active in business, including operating a brick making factory and serving on the Board of Trustees of the Coxsackie Savings Bank.
He married Catharine Conel (or Conine) in 1836. After her death, in 1868 he married Catharine Elizabeth Stoutenburg Hoffman.
A Democrat, from 1857 to 1860 he served as Coxsackie's Town Supervisor. He was also a member of the Greene County Board of Supervisors, of which he was Chairman in 1859. In 1864 he ran successfully for the U.S. House seat representing the 13th congressional district of New York. He served one term, the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867), and was not a candidate for reelection.
In 1876 Hubbell's business failed, and he moved to East Saginaw, Michigan, where he worked as a Clerk at a lumber company from 1883 to 1887. He served as Assistant City Treasurer from 1887 to 1890 and Deputy City Treasurer from 1894 to 1896.
His name is sometimes spelled as "Hubbel."
- Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, 1901, page 507
- The Cultivator magazine, New-York State Agricultural Society, August 1847, page 246
- Frederick L. Beers, History of Greene County, New York, 1969, page 252
- Stephanie LaRose Photography, Photo of brick from Edwin N. Hubbell Brick Works, accessed September 15, 2013
- Hubbell Family Historical Society, History and Genealogy of the Hubbell Family, 1980, page 326
- J.B. Beers and Co., History of Greene County New York, 1884
- Chairmen and Clerks of the Greene County Board of Supervisors Since its Organization in 1800 to 1942, transcribed by Arlene Goodwin, accessed September 15, 2013
- The Political Graveyard
- Kingston Daily Freeman, County News, January 7, 1876
- Biographical Guide to the United States Congress
- Rockland County Journal, Death notice, Hon. Edwin N. Hubbell, February 13, 1897
- Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011, entry for Edwin N. Hubbell, accessed September 14, 2013
- Edwin N. Hubbell at Find A Grave
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from New York's 13th congressional district